Our four-course Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) programs are designed for students looking for continued professional development without the formal pursuit of a master’s degree. We offer certificates in business studies, social entrepreneurship and management, including human resource and nonprofit management.
Working with a program director, students pursuing a business studies certificate customize their experience by selecting courses that directly relate to their personal career goals. Our certificate in social entrepreneurship, uniquely aligned with the University’s mercy mission, explores social responsibility for people, community and the environment.
All companies need efficient managers, and the goal of our management certificates is to sharpen students’ existing skills and expand their knowledge into new areas. The certificate in human resource management explores topics such as business law, social justice and business ethics, while the certificate in nonprofit management focuses on marketing, fundraising and financial management in both the private and public sector.
Certificates may be completed entirely online, although courses are also offered at our Newport campus and in a hybrid classroom/online format.